House of Commons Journal Volume 5
23 March 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 23 March 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 510-512. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25331 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Die Jovis, 23 Martii, 1647.

Prayers.

Coal Business.

ORDERED, That, on Saturday Morning next, the first Business, Mr. Bond do make Report of the Accompts touching the Coal Business: And that the Petition of Mr. Wm. Rowe be then likewise reported, and read.

Delinquents.

Sir Anthony Irby reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, divers Fines and Compositions: Whereupon it is resolved, as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight hundred and Ten Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Windebanck, of Haynes Hill, Esquire, in the County of Wiltes: His Offence is, That he assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: Rendered upon Oxford Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Eighty Pounds; for Sixteen Years to come, per Annum, Two hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Eight hundred and Ten Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Windebanck, of Haynes Hill in the County of Wiltes, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Edward Hussey, of Honnington, in the County of Lincoln, Knight and Baronet: His Offence, That he was a Commissioner of Array, and voluntarily contributed to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He is excepted, in the Propositions of Uxbridge, to pay a Third: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One thousand Five hundred and Eight Pounds Two Shillings and Four-pence; for Life, per Annum, Seven hundred and Sixty-three Pounds Nineteen Shillings: Out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, One hundred and Thirty-one Pounds Seven Shillings and Five-pence; for One Life, per Annum, Forty-one Pounds Eight Shillings and Eight-pence: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Third, Eight thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Edward Hussy, of Honnington in the County of Lincoln, Knight, and Baronet, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Thirty-four Pounds Eight Shillings, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Lee, junior, of St. Margaretts next Rochester in the County of Kent, Gentleman: His Offence that he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two Pounds Four Shillings; for Four Years to come, per Annum, Twenty-four Pounds; personal Estate, One hundred and Eighty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Thirty-four Pounds Eight Shillings.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Walter Hatcher, of Tunbridge in the County of Kent, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate consists in a Debt of Five hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Fifty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twenty-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Harvey, of Ickworth in the County of Suffolk, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, in Goods and Chattels, Two hundred and Forty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Twenty-four Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seventy-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Athowe, of Beauchamwell in the County of Norfolk, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered since December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds; in Reversion, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Seventy-five Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Lee, of St. Margarett next Rochester in the County of Kent, Gentleman; Walter Hatcher, of Tunbridge in the same County, Gentleman; John Harvey, of Ickworth in the County of Suffolk Esquire; and John Athowe, of Beauchamwell, in the County of Norfolk, Gentleman; for their Delinquencies, and for taking off the Sequestration of their Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Fifty-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Page, of Madhurst in the County of Sussex, Yeoman: His Offence, That he lest his Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in October 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Twenty-five Pounds; in personal Estate, Fifty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Fifty-five Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twenty-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Taylor, of Ighenor in the County of Sussex, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Truro: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Twelve Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Twenty-four Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Henry Howard, of Drury Lane in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Money and Goods, Two hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Twenty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Thirty-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Walter Symes, of West Wittering in the County of Sussex, Proctor: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before the First of March 1643, being the Time limited in the Declaration of both Kingdoms: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Twenty-three Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Four-pence; for One Life, per Annum, Twentysix Pounds Eighteen Shillings: Out of which issues, per Annum, for ever, Twenty Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Eighty-six Pounds; at a Tenth, Thirtyfour Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Sixty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Bridger, of Ashurst in the County of Sussex, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: He is joint Purchaser with his Father; in Fee, per Annum, Forty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Sixty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Walter Symes, of West Wittering in the County of Sussex, Gentleman; John Page, of Madhurst in the said County, Yeoman; John Taylor, of Ighenor in the County aforesaid, Gentleman; Henry Howard, of Drury Lane, in Com' Middlesex, Gentleman; and Richard Bridger, of Ashurst in the County of Sussex, Gentleman; for their Delinquencies, and for taking off the Sequestrations of their Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four thousand Six hundred and Sixty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Henry Hildiard, of Kingston upon Hull, in the County of York, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the publishing the Declaration of both Kingdoms: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Two thousand Three hundred and Seventy-one Pounds Two Shillings and One Peny Halspeny: Out of which issues, for Quit Rent, per Annum, Fourteen Pounds and Two-pence; for One Life, per Annum, Three Pounds; a Mortgage of Five hundred Pounds Debt, charged upon his Land; Which being allowed, the Fine, at a Tenth . . . Four thousand Six hundred and Sixty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Henry Hildiard, of Kingston upon Hull, in the County of York, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read: and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Grant to Hull Town.

The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Manor House, situate and lying in the Town and County of Hull, belonging to Henry Hildiard, Esquire, be bestowed, by this House, upon the said Town, in Testimony of their Services and good Affections to the Parliament: And it is referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to make the best Bargain they can for the State; and to contract with the said Henry Hildiard, and make Purchase of the said Manor House: And that they do allow the same, so agreed upon, to the said Henry Hildiard, upon the Payment of the second Part of his Fine, for his Delinquency.

Surrey Committee.

An Ordinance for enabling the Committee of Surrey to reimburse themselves such Sums of Money as they stand engaged for, for the Soldiery in that County, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Members of this House that are of the Counties of Surrey and Sussex; or any Five of them: And are to meet when and where they, or any Five of them, shall appoint.

Report deferred.

Ordered, That, the next Day that Reports shall be made from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, in the first place, the Report concerning Piers Edgcomb Esquire be made: And that then the General's Letter, concerning the said Piers Edgcomb, and others in the like Condition with him, be read.

London Arrears.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House that serve for the City of London, together with Alderman Atkins, Mr. Francis Allen, and Mr. Salwey junior, to consider of and nominate fit Persons, in every Ward, to join with the Alderman, Deputy, and Common Councilmen, in every Ward, to be a Committee, for the speedy bringing in the Arrears of Assessments for the Army, in the City of London: And it is referred to the Committee of the Army, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance, for authorizing the said Persons, so nominated and approved of by this House, vigorously to prosecute the raising and bringing in the said Arrears of Assessments for the Army.

Indemnity.

An Ordinance providing for the Indemnity of such Persons, in the County of Kent, as have acted for the Service of the Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second time.

And the Question, for Commitment, being put; and passing with the Negative: the Ordinance, upon the Question, passed.

Oxford University.

Ordered, That the General be desired to give such Assistance to the Visitors, and other Persons employed in the Reformation of Oxon, by Authority of Parliament, as shall be necessary for the better and more effectual carrying on that Work.

Clipped Money.

Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, peremptorily, the first Business, the House do take into Consideration the great Grievance and Damage the Kingdom suffers under, by clipped and falsified Monies; and of some speedy and effectual Remedy for Redress thereof.

Army.

Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, Mr. Scawen do make his Reports from the Committee of the Army.

Oxford Articles.

Upon Mr. Lawrence Whittacre's Report from the Committee for Complaints, touching Articles;

It is Resolved, &c. That no Persons, which are to compound, within the Articles of Oxon, ought to compound for Offices of Power or Trust, or the Profits appertaining to them.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Shuttleworth senior, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Hallowes, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Lady Drake.

Sir Walter Earle carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Lady Drake's Order.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennet and Mr. Eltonhead;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you Two Certificates from the Trustees and Contractors for Bishops Lands; signifying, That they have not at all meddled with the Sale of Worcester House: And the Lords desire that the Surveyors, who surveyed the Lord of Worcester's Lands for Mr. Pennoier, and others, be employed to survey Worcester House; and return their Survey to Goldsmiths Hall; that the Committee there may thereupon contract for and make Sale of the said House, with the Appurtenances (according to a former Order of both Houses, for the Sale thereof) to the Earl of Salisbury:- A Report from Derby House, touching the Monies payable to the Earl of Ormond; together with the Opinion of the Lords thereupon:-An Order for granting Licence to Delinquents to compound for Forests, Chaces, and Parks: In which the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House: -A Petition of the Lady Jane Moore, Wife of Major General Stirlinge: A Petition of Alice and Valentine Hamilton, Daughters of Sir Claude Hamilton: A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Prestbury in the County of Chester: The which Petitions the Lords do recommend to the speedy Consideration of this House. They have returned an Ordinance for removing some Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands, with some Amendments; wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House:-To put the House in mind of Mr. Robert Spavyn's Business, formerly sent by their Lordships to this House; which they desire this House to take into their Consideration.

Worcester House.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords; and order, That Mr. Edward Carter, Lawrence Swetman, and John Bentley, formerly employed in surveying the Earl of Worcester's Houses and Lands, sold to Wm. Pennoyer, and others, do survey Worcester House also, with their Appurtenances; and return their Survey to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: Who are hereby authorized to contract thereupon, and make Sale of the said House, with the Appurtenances, to the Earl of Salisbury, according to the former Order of both Houses passed therein.

Bishops Lands.

The Amendments to the Ordinance for removing Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Ordered, That the remaining Particulars of this Message be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next.

Raising Money.

Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the additional Ordinance, for Fifty thousand Pounds, for Ireland, be reported and read.

Lurgeshall Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue a Writ, for the Election of a Burgess to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Lurgeshall in the County of Wiltes, in the room and place of Walter Longe Esquire, formerly chosen to serve as a Burgess for that Borough, and since disabled.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to that Part of the Message, That the Surveyors that surveyed the Houses and Lands of the Earl of Worcester's, sold to Pennoyer, and others, may survey Worcester House, as is desired; and likewise to the Amendments in the Ordinance for removing Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.